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Overview

Introduction to Fort Salonga, New York

Fort Salonga, New York, in Suffolk county, is 9 miles N of Brentwood, New York (center to center) and 37 miles E of New York, New York. As of the 2000 census, 9,634 people lived in Fort Salonga.

Fort Salonga History

During the Revolutionary War, a British fort was located near the border of Smithtown and Huntington Township and was known as Fort Salonga, or Fort Slongo; it was named in honor of one of the fort's architects. Later, the community adopted this name. Following the Civil War, the brickwork industry thrived due to an abundance of rich red clay. In the late 19th century, the Brown family operated the Brown's Best Bricks company. Fort Salonga is now a census-designated area in the county.

Fort Salonga and Nearby Attractions

  • Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park
  • Huntington Historical Society
  • Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
  • Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge
  • Sunken Meadow State Park
  • Maritime Aquarium

Things To Do In Fort Salonga

Northport Historical Museum, Long Island Museum, and Huntington Historical Society showcase the natural and cultural history of the region. Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, situated in William K. Vanderbilt II's estate, includes a planetarium as well as a natural history and marine museum. Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum features displays on 19th century whaling and scrimshaw. Fire Island National Seashore has over 30 miles of beach, nature trails, public marinas, and camping sites. The Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium has the largest living collection of New York's freshwater fish, amphibians, and reptiles. Sunken Meadow State Park, Belmont Lake State Park, and Robert Moses State Park are popular parks in the area.

Fort Salonga Transportation

The closest major airport is Long Island Mac Arthur Airport.

Fort Salonga Higher Education

Long Island University - Brentwood, SUNY Stony Brook, and New York Institute of Technology - Central Islip are the nearby colleges.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,835
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens19.1%
Employed Population 16+4,284
Age of the Population48

Families

% of people married61.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher50.6%
Median Earnings25+$76,566
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,536

Wealth

Median Family Income$165,781
% Above Poverty Level94.4%
% Below Poverty Level5.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time38 minutes
% Working from Home4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation6.4%

Housing

People Living Alone22%
Median Gross Rent$1,707
Median House Value$668,900

Ancestry

Italian34.7%
Irish24.1%
German21.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.1%
Polish7.4%
English7.1%
Swedish3.2%
French Except Basque3.2%
Russian3%
Scottish2.5%
Norwegian2.5%
US/American1.1%
Dutch1.1%
Hungarian1%
Lithuanian0.7%
Greek0.7%
Ukrainian0.6%
Swiss0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Belgian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Welsh0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Australian0.1%
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Fort Salonga Almanac

CategoryValue
County Suffolk County
Standard Zip Codes11768
Phone Area Codes631
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.9
Approximate Longitude-73.34

Fort Salonga Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationSETAUKET STRONG
Distance11.2 miles
Jan Temp25 to 40 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp65 to 84 F
Oct Temp47 to 66 F
Annual Precip45.7 inches
StationISLIP LI MACARTHUR AP
Distance13.1 miles
Jan Temp23 to 39 F
Apr Temp40 to 58 F
Jul Temp66 to 83 F
Oct Temp45 to 64 F
Annual Precip46.5 inches
StationPATCHOGUE 2 N
Distance17.6 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp64 to 83 F
Oct Temp45 to 64 F
Annual Precip50.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Asharoken486$168,750
Centerport5,251$136,641
East Northport19,373$113,574
Eatons Neck1,506$148,958
Kings Park17,157$123,510
Northport7,393$149,464
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